Evaluating the impact of London’s Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ ) on physical activity and obesity in children

PROJECT STATUS: Ongoing
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START DATE AND DURATION: October 2020
Summary

Children’s Health in London and Luton (CHILL) is an NIHR-funded cohort study evaluating the impact of London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) on children’s respiratory health. 

Our study builds on CHILL by collecting physical activity (by accelerometer) and travel patterns (by GPs) in the 3,300 children taking part. We test the hypothesis that a city-wide environmental intervention improving air quality and reducing traffic flows will improve children’s physical activity and reduce rates of obesity.

Partners & Collaborators

Queen Mary University of London

NIHR ARCs Yorkshire and Humber; South London; Northwest London; East of England